Activities

On Ukraine and Tibet in the new issue of Multiethnica, June 2014

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Reception for new book on mass violence and traumatization

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Visit our Master Class pages

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See this year's Hugo Valentin Lecture with Prof. Dan Michman, Israel

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The return of the South Sámi language in Sweden. New project report

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Follow this spring's lectures series in Jewish Studies

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The Master Programme in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. More

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HVC in collaboration for Swedish UNESCO centre for transboundary water cooperation

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The conference on moving borders in Nordic literatures 11-13 September 2014

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Historian Jan Selling on the place of the Roma in the memory of the Holocaust

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The international Antiziganism conference 23–25 October 2013

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The German Ambassador, Dr. Harald Kindermann, visited HVC

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    The Art of Composing the Picture: Knowledge Production in Conflict and Peacebuilding Interventions

    2014-06-02

    On 2–3 June the Hugo Valentin Centre organised the workshop “The Art of Composing the Picture: Knowledge Production in Conflict and Peacebuilding Interventions”. The objective was to form a group of international scholars with the capacity to present and discuss research within this area.


    In a world marked by violent conflicts and international interventions, global policy-makers face a constant need for timely knowledge about various conflict areas. Today, policy-relevant knowledge is often produced and diffused by specialised units within international organisations, their branch or on-site offices, specific fact-finding missions, think tanks, NGOs and impact evaluators, etc. Yet, how do these knowledge-production processes work? Whose knowledge is it that becomes canonised? And which knowledge is privileged by policy-makers and why?

    The workshop brought together 17 academics working in this field. The main objective was to synthesise individual approaches and findings into a broader theory of knowledge production in connection to conflict and peacebuilding. Based on this research workshop and an intense scholarly exchange, the participants will illuminate different aspects of this knowledge production, primarily how to evoke an image of the conflict for specific purposes. The workshop, which has received financial support from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, is expected to result in an edited volume, which should serve as a reference regarding political knowledge production in international relations and peace and conflict studies.


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    2014-06-02

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    Symposium om samisk forskning 28–29 april

    2014-04-28

    Föreningen och forskningsnätverket Uppsam, som verkar för samiskrelaterad forskning i Uppsala, arrangerar ett vårsymposium i Uppsala den 28–29 april....

    Vitboken bör följas av oberoende granskning menar forskare

    2014-03-28

    I tisdags presenterade regeringen sin vitbok om svenska statens övergrepp mot romer och resande under 1900-talet. Däremot har regeringen hittills avvisat en oberoende parlamentarisk sanningskommission, som var rekommendationen från Delegationen för romska frågor och dessutom har förespråkats av bland andra historikern Jan Selling, forskare vid Hugo Valentin-centrum....

    Professor Dan Michman lectures on the Nazi Era Jewish Councils on Thursday, March 6

    2014-02-28

    Beyond “Good and Bad”: A Corrective Analysis of the Phenomenon of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi Era....

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    Welcome to the Hugo Valentin Centre

    The Hugo Valentin Centre is an inter-disciplinary forum at Uppsala University with research as its prime task. Research is carried out within two prioritized areas: on the one hand phenomena and processes related to the ethnic dimension in human life, on the other hand genocide and severe crimes against human rights. To these subject fields belong minority studies and Holocaust and genocide studies as well as related and adjacent subjects where the Centre has a marked specialisation. Culture, language, history and religion are natural points of departure for the Centre's work...  Read more 

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    2014-03-07

    Beyond “Good and Bad”:
    A Corrective Analysis of the Phenomenon of the Jewish Councils during the Nazi Era


    The Twelfth Annual Hugo Valentin Lecture was given by Professor Dan Michman, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, and Yad Vashem, Jerusalem. The evening was opened by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Anders Malmberg and Associate Professor Paul A. Levine, who introduced Michman. 

    Michman is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, and one of Israel’s most prominent Holocaust historians. He is also director of Yad Vashem’s International Institute of Holocaust Research, Jerusalem. His most recent monographic work is the influential The Emergence of Jewish Ghettos during the Holocaust, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011.

    Michman lectured on the infamous Jewish Councils, Judenräte – the imposed governing bodies of Jewish ghettos and communities under German rule. The lecture took place in a full Auditorium Minus, Museum Gustavianum in Uppsala yesterday, Thursday, March 6, 2014. 

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    • Keinänen, M. (2013). Ruotsinsuomalaisen kulttuurin keulahahmo. Pirta: Kalevalaisten Naisten Liiton kulttuuri- ja jäsenlehti, . 1: 26-28 More information
    • Huss, L., Lindgren, A. (2013). Introduction: Different worlds -- same issues. Sociolinguistic Studies, Vigo, Spain: Equinox. 7(1-2 (2013)): 1-9 More information
    • Dulic, T. (2013). The Purpose of Genocide: Control, Ideology and Mass Violence in Historical Perspective. I Ericsson, Peter, Fredrik Thisner, Patrik Winton och Andreas Åkerlund (red.) Allt på ett bräde, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet. 419-429 More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2013). Vad visste man i Tyskland?. Museibladet. Medlemstidning för Judiska Museets Vänförening, Stockholm: Judiska museet. 13-14 More information
    • Magnusson, K. (2013). The humanities and social sciences in Sweden: Predicaments and incentives for cross-disciplinary research. Glasnik Etnografskog Instituta SANU, Beograd: Etnografski institut SANU [Ethnographic Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts]. 61(2): 21-32 DOI More information
    • Magnusson, K. (2013). Pojam genocida u pravu i nauci: jaz koji se širi?. Crimen [Časopis za krivične nauke/Journal for Criminal Justice, Beograd: Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu i Institut za uporedno pravo iz Beograda u saradnji sa Kriminloškom sekcijom Srpskog udruženja za krivično pravnu teoriju i praksu [Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade: Institute for Comparative Law; in cooperation with the Section for Criminology of the Serbian Association for the Theory and Practice of Penal Law]. 4(1): 27-48 More information
    • Schult, T. (2013). Leben und Nachwirken Raoul Wallenbergs. I Irene Nawrocka (red.) Im Exil in Schweden, Wien: mandelbaum verlag. 217-226 More information
    • Selling, J. (2013). Svensk antiziganism: Fördomens kontinuitet och förändringens förutsättningar. More information
    • Kubai, A. (2013). Being here and there: Migrant communities in Sweden and the conflicts in the Horn of Africa. African and Black Diaspora, 6(2): 174-188 DOI More information
    • Schult, T. (2013). How deeply rooted is the commitment to 'Never Again'?: Dick Bengtsson's Swastikas and European memory culture.. I Christian Karner, Bram Mertens (red.) The Use and Abuse of Memory., New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers. 59-80 More information
    • Kostic, R. (2013). Exploring Trends in Transnational Practices of Conflict-Generated Migrants: Bosnians in Sweden and Their Activities Towards Bosnia and Herzegovina. I Mirza Emirhafizovic, Emina Cosic, Amer Osmic, Valida Repovac-Pasic (red.) Migrations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo: University of Sarajevo and Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees. 35-44 More information
    • Kubai, A., Ahlberg, B. (2013). Making and unmaking ethnicities in the Rwandan context: implication for gender-based violence, health, and wellbeing of women. Ethnicity and Health, 18(5): 469-482 DOI More information
    • Deland, M., Hertzberg, F., Fuehrer, P. (2013). Förord. I Mats Deland, Fredrik Hertzberg & Paul Fuehrer (red.) Det vita fältet II, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift. 7-14 DOI More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2013). Immigrants or Transmigrants? Eastern European Jews in Sweden, 1860-1914. I Tobias Brinkmann (red.) Points of Passage Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books. More information
    • Carlsson, C. (2013). Säg det i toner och inte i ord: Pogromer som migrationsorsak i svensk-judiskhistorieskrivning. I Henrik Edgren (red.) Nationen så in i Norden, Uppsala: Artos & Norma bokförlag. 239-254 More information